26 May

Is Your Problem Definitely Sleep Apnea?

sleep apnea womanDo you find yourself waking up each day feeling more drained and exhausted than when you climbed into bed the night before? If so, you might be wondering whether you’ve got sleep apnea, and if so, what can be done to address the problem.

However, whilst sleep apnea is a common condition, affecting millions of people across the country, sometimes, your sleep problem could be caused by other factors. Here’s some of the more common things affecting the quality of your sleep. Read More

19 May

Is Sleep Apnea a Life-Threatening Condition?

sleepingFor many people who suspect they may have sleep apnea, they aren’t aware of the severity of the condition. After all, simply waking up feeling a little bit tired doesn’t seem so serious, does it?

However, sleep apnea should never be taken lightly. In severe cases, it can have real impact on your health; and can even cause life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or a stroke. It’s imperative to get yourself tested, to ensure that you understand the extent of the condition, and can have it successfully treated. Read More

12 May

Does Your Child Have Sleep Apnea? How to Tell

sleep apnea childIt’s generally thought that sleep apnea is only experienced by adults. However, the truth of the matter is that many children suffer from the condition too, and this can have an impact on their health and development.

Sleep Apnea in Children: Signs to Look Out For

Most parents tend to notice when something isn’t quite right with their child. Here are a few signs to look out for if you’re worried that they may have sleep apnea. Read More

23 Apr

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: What are the Risks?

blood pressureThere are more than a few medical researchers who now believe that there may be a connection between sleep apnea and high blood pressure, even if the high blood pressure is being treated with medications. Because so many people suffer from one or the other of these maladies (sleep apnea or high blood pressure), it is a subject worth looking into.

In recent studies, people who suffer with sleep apnea (moderate to severe), and who were also at risk for heart problems and high blood pressure, were studied to see what, if any, effect the apnea had on the individual’s blood pressure. There were 284 participants in the study with the average age being 63. Of these, 61 percent had their blood pressure under control and the rest did not. Those individuals who had severe sleep apnea were found to have 4 times more cases of resistant higher blood pressure than those without apnea. Read More

02 Apr

Everybody Snores, Don’t They?

blackstone design  1 .png  1350×3733Millions of people snore each night. This condition is not only a problem for the one snoring, but can also be a problem for the spouse or others in the house. No one gets a peaceful night’s rest when someone is sawing logs, as they used to say.

Another condition, and this one can be very serious, is known as sleep apnea. It is also called OSA which stands for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This is a medical condition in which the upper air passages close off (or reduce in size), which interrupts the person’s ability to breathe. At some point, this lack of air will cause the person to come away suddenly, at which time, breathing returns to normal. It has been estimate that over 18 million US adults have some form of OSA. Read More

03 Mar

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA): What are the Symptoms?

headacheOSA, or obstructive sleep apnea, occurs as a result of partial or total blockage in the upper airway during sleep. It’s an episodic condition, which means that it can occur several times during the night. During an episode, the chest muscles and diaphragm have to work harder to get air into the lungs, due to the blockage.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition. In fact, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, over 12 million people suffer with the syndrome in the US alone. Read More

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